North Carolina Sea Grant Requests Proposals for Community Collaborations

North Carolina Sea Grant’s Community Collaborative Research Grant program (CCRG) is accepting proposals now through Jan. 20, 2020. Funding is open for projects across the state.

The program has resulted in significant returns on investment by bringing communities and university researchers together to study high-priority environmental and economic issues in the state. John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant’s deputy director, says CCRG projects have increased the impacts of schools in the University of North Carolina System and private universities on rural areas of North Carolina.

“CCRG provides opportunities for new partnerships that sustain themselves well after the end of individual projects, allowing momentum for ongoing benefits,” Fear says. “This program is an effective and efficient process to continually address community priorities that can change year to year.”

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